Lake District Mighty Hike

14/07/2018

Lake District Mighty Hike

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Registration Fee: £25

Minimum Pledge: £250

Distance: 26 miles

Hike along the Ullswater Way in the beautiful Lake District from Dalemain to Lowther Castle.

Raise £250 for people living with cancer and in return we’ll give you a fantastic day out, including:

  • A free Macmillan technical t-shirt
  • A free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish
  • Regular check points with free drinks and snacks
  • Clearly marked route
  • Medical assistance
  • Finisher's medal and bubbly

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Please note the minimum age for this event is 18. Children aged between 14 – 17 can still take part but must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Click here to see further Terms and Conditions.

The deadline to register for this event is midnight on Friday 29 June 2018.

Individual registration FAQs

We've answered the most common questions below. If you can't see your question here, download our registration factsheet for a full list of FAQs.

How do I register for a Mighty Hike?

Click on the Sign Up Now button and complete the online registration form. You will be asked to pay the £25 registration fee and you must pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Macmillan.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is £25 per person, which you pay online upon completing your registration form.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. Children aged between 14-17 can still take part as long as they're accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over. The accompanying adult must complete their registration first and will be asked to sign a parental consent form.

When will registration close? 

Registration will close two weeks before the event date, or when the event sells out. After this date we cannot accept any new registrations or transfers.

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Team registration FAQs

We've answered the most common questions below. If you can't see your question here, download our event factsheet for a full list of FAQs.

I'd like to do the event with family, friends or work colleagues. Can we sign up as a team?

Yes, you can sign up as a team, you can read all the details on how to do this below.

How do we register?

1. Appoint a Team Captain, they will complete the initial online registration.

2. Make sure the Team Captain has a list of all the names and email addresses of the people in the team. The Team Captain will need to enter them in order to invite everyone else to complete their own online registration.

3. The Team Captain can pay the registration fee for as many members of the team as they like, or just themselves. If the Team Captain doesn't pay your registration fee, you will be asked to pay this when you complete your own registration.

4. The Team Captain will choose the start time for the whole team. Make sure you discuss this beforehand and consider the walking pace of the entire group. See our Event FAQs for more details on timings.

5. The Team Captain will also choose parking and shuttle arrangements for themselves. Everyone else will be asked to choose their own parking and shuttle arrangements when they register.

6. Once the Team Captain has completed the team registration form the rest of the team will receive an invitation email with a link to their own registration form. 

7. Please complete your registration form within two weeks of receiving the email. We only hold the start time for two weeks so if you miss this deadline you risk starting at a different time to the rest of your team, or losing your place entirely if the event is then full.

How long do team members have to complete the registration form?

We only hold the team start time for two weeks, so we strongly recommend completing your registration by this deadline otherwise you risk not being able to start with your team and losing your place if the event then becomes full. 

After this deadline your place in the event is not secure, even if the team captain has paid your registration fee. The final deadline to register is two weeks before the event, however please note that the event may sell out before this date.

What is the minimum age to take part?

The minimum age to take part in this event is 18. Children aged between 14-17 can still take part as long as they're accompanied by an adult who is 18 or over. The accompanying adult must complete their registration first and will be asked to sign a parental consent form.

Is there a discount for teams?

There is a discount available for teams of 5 or more. Your discount code will appear once you've registered your team and you will be asked to enter this before you proceed to payment.

I'm taking part with a team, do we all have to raise the minimum fundraising amount?

Yes you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £250 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others. 

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Event FAQs

We've answered the most common questions below. If you can't see your question below, download our event factsheet for a full list of FAQs.

What date does the Lake District Mighty Hike take place?

The Lake District Mighty Hike takes place on Saturday 14th July 2018.

How long is the hike?

Approximately 26 miles.

What time does the hike start?

The hike will start in waves of 200 hikers, 20 minutes apart, between 6:50am and 9:30am. You will be asked to select your preferred start time as part of the registration process, and we will confirm your chosen time back to you before the event.

Where does the hike start?

The hike starts at Dalemain House and Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB. You can see the starting point on google maps

Where does the hike finish?

The hike finishes at Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH.. You can see the finishing point on google maps.

What time does the hike finish?

We estimate that the fastest walkers will finish in 7.5 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 12.5 hours. Actual finishing times will depend on your start time so please choose this carefully to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to complete the route. If you consider yourself a slower walker please choose an earlier start time and vice versa. 

How do I get there?

For information on travel, public transport links and parking, please download the Events FAQ factsheet above.

Are refreshments provided?

Yes, this is a fully supported event. There will be a full buffet lunch at the half-way stop and hot food at the finish. There will also be regular refuelling stops along the route where substantial snacks and drinks will be provided.

Can I bring my dog?

We’re afraid not. The event organisers, Threshold, are unable to accommodate dogs.

What happens if I fall or I am injured during the hike?

On the day you will be given an emergency number to contact should you need any assistance and there will be roaming medics and trek-masters along the route. There will also be regular checkpoints where medical and event staff will provide support.

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Fundraising FAQs

We've answered the most common questions below. If you can't see your question below, download this factsheet for a full list of FAQs.

What is the minimum fundraising amount for each event?

We ask you to raise a minimum of £250 to help people living with cancer. This includes anyone aged between 14-17.

What is the minimum fundraising amount if I sign up to more than one event?

Even if you have signed up to several Mighty Hike, we still ask you to raise a minimum of £250 for each event.

Why is there a minimum fundraising amount?

As for any charity, organising these events costs money. The £25 registration fee doesn't cover all the costs of putting on a fully-supported hiking series of this scale so we have to set a minimum fundraising amount. This ensure the costs of the event are covered so the majority of the money fundraised is spent on our vital services to help people affected by cancer.

What is JustGiving and how do I set up a page?

JustGiving is one of the most trusted platforms for online giving and is very simple to use. Once you've set up your page you can share it with friends, family and colleagues and they can make an online donation of their chosen amount, and leave you a message. It was also ask if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

The money donated to your page comes straight to Macmillan, which means no trips to the bank or hours counting pennies.

Set up your Lake District Mighty Hike page on JustGiving today.

What happen if I don't raise the minimum fundraising amount?

It is important that everyone reaches the minimum fundraising pledge of £250 to ensure Macmillan doesn't lose money on your participation and the majority of what you raise helps those affected by cancer.

We provide you with as much help as we can to help you reach this amount, and our Supporter Care Hub is also available on 0300 1000 200 if you want further help. If it gets to a point where you feel you really can’t fundraise anymore then you are welcome to donate the remaining amount yourself.

Can Macmillan help with my fundraising?

Definitely! Once you’ve registered, keep a look out for your Fundraising Pack in the post which should arrive within 2 weeks. This includes a comprehensive fundraising guide with advice and ideas on how to reach your fundraising target, along with a sponsorship form and other resources.

We will also be in touch every couple of months with helpful e-newsletters, and you can email or call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) anytime you have a fundraising question. They will also be able to order any materials you may need including collection boxes and buckets, balloons, posters and extra sponsorship forms.

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Kit FAQs

When you register you will be able to order your free Macmillan technical top which will arrive with your welcome pack. For your full recommended kit list download this factsheet.

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You can also call our Supporter Care Hub on 0300 1000 200 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) or email hiking@macmillan.org.uk for further information.

Reg fee: £25
Minimum sponsorship: £250
Distance: 26 miles

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